I went for a long walk on Sunday, before the thunderstorms rolled in. These are pictures of Novodevichy monastyr' [The New Maidens' Convent]. Notice how much it resembles a fortress. This is not an accident.
Stupid trees ruined what I wanted to be a cool infinity shot, a picture of a painter of a fortress...
Minus trees and people. But with ducks. I hate ducks, Kipling!
The Vestibular Church of the Transfiguration ("vestibular" being me corrupting English and forming an adjective off of "vestibule." The church has nothing to do with equilibrium. I think it's the nicest way to translate nadvratnaya, which is an Old Church Slavonic word that means, literally, "over-gates-ish")
Pleas to St. Sofia. The best part was that after I took this picture I rounded the corner and a dog was peeing on the wall. I guess it was baptizing the prayers in holy water?
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